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  1. A Beginners' Guide to Tajiki

    By Azim Baizoyev, John Hayward

    This is a conversational approach to the teaching and learning of the Tajiki language. It uses authentic language material to help learners as they proceed through its topic-based lessons. Its emphasis on the spoken language promotes oral fluency alongside written skills. Both lessons and...

    Published October 1st 2003 by Routledge

  2. The Life of Alimqul

    A Native Chronicle of Nineteenth Century Central Asia

    By Timur Beisembiev

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876. This unique...

    Published July 9th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Central Asia

    Aspects of Transition

    Edited by Tom Everett-Heath

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by...

    Published April 16th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Muslim Turkistan

    Kazak Religion and Collective Memory

    By Bruce Privratsky

    This ethnography of Muslim life among the Kazaks of Central Asia describes the sacralisation of land and ethnic identity, local understanding of Islamic purity, the Kazak ancestor cult and domestic spirituality, and pilgrimage to the tombs of Sufi saints....

    Published June 28th 2001 by Routledge

  5. Tradition and Society in Turkmenistan

    Gender, Oral Culture and Song

    By Carole Blackwell

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This unique study of Turkmen women and their folk songs looks at religion, ritual and family as seen through the eyes of the women and their songs....

    Published January 11th 2001 by Routledge

  6. Small Nations and Great Powers

    A Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict in the Caucasus

    By Svante Cornell

    Introduces the geographical, historical and ethno-linguistic framework of the Caucasus, focusing on the Russian incorporation of the region, the root most conflicts; analyses individual conflicts, from their origins to the attempts at resolving them; analyses the role of the three regional powers...

    Published November 30th 2000 by Routledge

  7. Oil and Gas in the Caucasus and Caspian

    A History

    By Charles van der Leeuw

    The impact of oil and oil-related interests has been subject of much speculation concerning the youngest emerging geopolitical oil bloc that stretches between the Black and Aral Seas. Its impact on economic, social and political conditions and development for the next century holds implications...

    Published June 8th 2000 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Kazaks

    Cultural and Social Perspectives

    By Ingvar Svanberg

    This is the first volume of field work, based on western ethnological standard, about the Kazakhs of Kazakhstan since Alfred E. Hudson's work published in 1938. Based on fieldwork conducted throughout the region, the various articles reflect the contemporary life of rural and urban Kazakhs. A...

    Published September 15th 1999 by Routledge

  9. Storm Over the Caucasus

    In the Wake of Independence

    By Charles van der Leeuw

    This book uses eyewitness accounts and historical records to provide a picture of the turbulent years immediately following perestroika and the independence of the Caucasian nations during the early nineties. The Caucasus has been known in recent years as a source of intense conflict and strategic...

    Published October 7th 1998 by Routledge

  10. Sustainable Development in Central Asia

    By Shirin Akiner, Jon Hay, Sander Tideman

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    This book is the result of a pioneering conference held in Ulaan Baatar in September 1994. The first Conference on the Sustainable Development of Central Asia brought together government officials, development professionals, academics, activists and religious representatives from Central, South and...

    Published September 13th 1998 by Routledge